I made this pattern especially for armwarmers for my boyfriend. His hands get cold in front of the computer, and all the other armwarmers i saw either restrict the movement of the fingers, or they don't really cover anything. So, here we have extra long cuffs, no thumb, and no finger coverage, so they cover just palms and wrists:) That's me in the photo, I have smaller hands, so the warmers cover a bit more.
Yarn: Sandnes Garn Tresko (3-ply)
Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4
Gauge: 20 sts & 22 rows /10 cm(4")
CO 36 stitches.
Round 1-21 [k2, p2]*
R 22: k*
R 24: k*
R 25: SLM, m1, k till the last stitch before the marker, m1, SLM.
R 26: k*
R 27 - 38: Repeat rounds 25 and 26 untill you have 15 stitches between the markers. finish with round 26.
R 39: BO 15 stitches between markers, k untill the end of the round
R 40: CO 5 stitches over the gap from the thumb hole, k until the end of the round.
R 41 - 52: k*
R 53-56: [k2, p2]*
BO loosely. Weave in the ends.
Since this yarn is a bit more scratchy than I would like, I washed them in some wool softener, but a hair regenerator will do the job just fine.
Feel free to make as many armwarmers as you want, share the pattern with anybody, sell the armwarmers you make from it... Also, feel free to experiment, using different stitches and yarns. You can follow this pattern with any yarn, just cast on 18 cm (7")worth of stitches (or as many as you need for your hands) and make sure you have a multiple of 4 for the number of stitches on your needles.